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SpringerBriefs in Ethics

Neuroenhancement: how mental training and meditation can promote epistemic virtue.

Authors: Fröding, Barbro, Osika, Walter

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  • Discusses the potential, and the positive effects, of regular meditation both from the perspective of the individual and the broader society suggesting that it could help promote a more ethical social climate
  • Offers a fresh take by connecting meditation to both improved cognitive flexibility and more responsible decision-making
  • Takes a truly inter-disciplinary approach, which explores both the neurological and the ethical and philosophical dimensions of meditation
  • Written from a secular ethics point of view, making it suitable for large group of readers, including both lay-people and academics from various disciplines
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This book explores how one can bring about changes in the brain through meditation, both through attention-focus training and through compassion training. Recent findings in the natural sciences have confirmed that it is possible for humans to achieve these structural and functional changes through various life-style practices. It is argued that meditation enables us to influence some aspects of our biological make-up and, for example, could boost our cognitive flexibility as well as our ability to act compassionate. Such changes are likely to facilitate the instilling of a number of epistemic virtues which have great bearing on our quality of life. This book offers the reader an accessible introduction to a set of neuro-enhancement methods, with a special focus on meditation techniques, and explores how such practices could contribute to make us better decision-makers and improve our moral virtues. The book is suitable for anyone looking for a text discussing the effects of neuro-enhancement from a secular ethics perspective.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23517-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 54,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23516-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroenhancement: how mental training and meditation can promote epistemic virtue.
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Ethics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23517-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23517-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-23516-5
Series ISSN
2211-8101
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 110
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